Cornell University, East Asia Program
Editor, Cornell East Asia Series
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Cornell East Asia Series is looking for an Editor. The Cornell East Asia Series is a growing publication series of the East Asia Program in the Center for International Studies and an imprint of Cornell University Press. We are hiring an editor who will be responsible for overseeing manuscripts from submission to acceptance, through the preparation process, and on to publication, 7-15 books per year in humanities and social sciences. They will lead and coordinate all aspects of the Series, working closely with the program staff, imprint publisher (CUP), and the 5-7-person faculty editorial board.
The East Asia Program (EAP) serves as the hub of a campus-wide network of specialists and a forum for the interdisciplinary study of contemporary and historical East Asia. The program draws its membership of over 50 faculty and numerous affiliated faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students from eight of Cornell's schools and colleges. EAP's core commitment is to foster and facilitate East Asia-oriented intellectual communication and cross-disciplinary collaboration.
Responsibilities of the Managing Editor will include (but are not limited to):
- pursue, invite, and develop appropriate book projects (including monographs and course-use titles)
- review submitted manuscripts for quality, fit, and financial potential and
manage the peer review process of encouraging projects
- present recommended projects to the CEAS editorial board and the CUP editorial group
- organize the project materials and evaluate digital art and permissions for production
- oversee the editorial process, adhering to schedules, and liaising with all publishing partners, freelancers, and vendors
- participate in program and press staff meetings
- attend appropriate conferences
Skills we value in this position:
- two to three years of experience of higher education and scholarly publishing
- graduate work or extensive cultural and linguistic experience of East Asia
- proven ability to read, comprehend, and critique complex writing
- project management experience, organization, efficiency, and demonstrated creativity
- excellent written and verbal communication skills
- demonstrated commitment to the values of publishing scholarship and sharing knowledge
- experience in collaboration and the desire to be part of a team
- working knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style
- knowledge of academic research procedures including the peer review process
- experience with basic data analysis
- experience with software such as Word, Excel, and InDesign
- strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect, and inclusion
- Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required
Additional beneficial qualities include:
- literacy in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and/or another East Asian language
- awareness of trends and issues in scholarly publishing
- professional experience in or exposure to publication production, management, or marketing
The Cornell East Asia Series is actively committed to maintaining a culture of diversity, inclusion, equity, and respect. We seek applicants who are interested in building upon and contributing to a larger community that values a culture of learning, appreciation, and diverse identities, lives, and experiences.
Cornell University has embraced flexibility above perfectionism throughout this challenging past year, honored caretaking and individual needs, and consistently valued a work-life balance.
What we offer:
Cornell offers a competitive salary, great benefits that include educational benefits, access to many wellness programs, health care options, generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, 12 University paid holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year’s Day), and excellent retirement contributions.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Please submit a cover letter, C.V., and a brief writing sample that demonstrates an ability to concisely summarize complicated projects. All materials will be uploaded in the same area as the CV.
For full consideration, please apply by June 4, 2021. This is a full-time position, located on the Ithaca, NY campus. At this time, Cornell is anticipating a fully in-person semester in fall 2021.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.